A top selected or recommended title by the Kansas State Reading Circle Commission.
Author: Elle COSIMANO
Publisher: Kathy Dawson Books
Year Reviewed:: 2015
Review: Nearly Boswell faithfully reads all the personal ads because she is convinced that her runaway father will contact her. Her mom is a stripper and they live in a trailer park with drug dealers. One day an entry in the personal ads catches her attention because it is written in mathematics, and that's where she excels. While Nearly’s goal is to earn a special award so she can go to college, she cannot focus on school work because of the personal ads and the terrible things that continue to happen to her classmates. And, her life is complicated with a new boy in school, all trouble, whom she has to tutor. Nearly doesn’t know whom she can trust in this action packed urban thriller with unexpected twists and turns.